Ali Mohammadian noticed his pupil was being bullied, and shaved his head to show his support
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Wednesday 28 April 2010
Tuesday 27 April 2010
An Iraqi court has disqualified two members of the country's newly elected parliament in a move which puts in doubt the outcome of last month's election and is likely to increase political instability in the country.
Thursday 01 April 2010
We're in for weeks of it now. Weeks of MPs trading promises, lies and fake indignation. Wall-to-wall agonising about immigration and tax and the economy stupid. Of exhausted middle-aged men wearing make-up and arguing about the deficit. And it's all fabulous, uncut, 100 per cent proof for political junkies like me. And yet... the week leading up to Easter is traditionally a time for seeing things from a different perspective. For making time to consider the human end of politics. And for that, you need radio.
Saturday 27 March 2010
Monday 08 March 2010
Tuesday 16 February 2010
The City watchdog today announced the biggest fine in its history against an individual for insider trading.
Ali Hassan al-Majid: Iraqi official known as 'Chemical Ali' executed for genocide and crimes against humanity
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Ali Hassan al-Majid was one of the great monsters of the 20th century and carried out one of its vilest crimes. It was he who gave the orders for hundreds of thousands of Kurds to be gassed and the survivors massacred in 1987 and 1988. "The armed forces must kill any human being or animal present," he decreed.
Thursday 07 January 2010
Politics and diplomacy take unexpected turns in Iraq's Kurdistan Region Government (KRG). The President of the Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, and his counterpart Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish President of Iraq, had a troublesome 2009. They failed to implement Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution that specifies a process for the resolution of the status of the "disputed territories of Iraq", a huge swath of land that, most importantly, includes Kirkuk and its oil-field.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Monday 10 August 2009
Sunday 02 August 2009
Monday 27 July 2009
Sunday 26 July 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Iraqi Kurds vote today in elections expected to keep President Masoud Barzani in power in Kurdistan but unlikely to erase voter concerns about corruption or end a bitter feud with Baghdad over land and oil.
Friday 24 July 2009
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